Inspired by all of the baked egg recipes I’ve seen recently, this is my simplified version. I do realize that baked eggs are neither complicated or all that time-consuming.
However, in the mornings, I typically want to spend less than 10 minutes pulling our early morning meals together.
I had half a quart of Thyme Marinara Sauce left over from lunch the day before, so this was the perfect opportunity to try this combination for breakfast. This was an enormous hit with every single member of the family.
We’ve actually had this for breakfast three times now since I first made it. I keep a jar of this sauce ready to use in the refrigerator now, so that we can have our eggs over it whenever we like.
Soft Eggs Over Thyme Marinara Sauce
- Thyme Marinara Sauce
- kosher salt to taste
- fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- In a medium skillet, melt a pat of butter over medium low heat. Crack an egg or two into the skillet and cover with lid. Let it cook until just barely set and then add about a tablespoon of water. Cover with lid again to allow to top of the egg to finish cooking, the steam helps accomplish this nicely.
- While the egg is cooking, warm 2-3 heaping tablespoons of the marinara sauce on a plate in the microwave. If you are going to feed several people, it is simplest to just warm the sauce in a pan on the stove. When the eggs are done, place them on top of the warm marinara sauce. Enjoy!
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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) says
Quick and healthy breakfast. Love the way you prepared the egg.
A simple version of eggs in purgatory? I'm so there… wish I had some of that marinara sauce right now – although I think I might try it on just about anything!!
My Journey With Candida says
LOL… I use thyme for healing. In WW1, that is what they used as an antiseptic. It is also in the brown lysterine.
Tricia @ saving room for dessert says
That egg looks cooked perfectly! I've never tried this but love the idea. Happy shopping and baking.
This is inspiring – I have never used marinara sauce this way but now I'm going to try it. I even have a quart of sauce in my fridge waiting to be used, so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing… 🙂
I've been meaning to try something similar, but cooking eggs in the sauce. It sounds like a wonderful combination
How simple and delicious! I also loved baked eggs but actually mustering the effort to make them on an average morning is not going to happen. This is a nice compromise!
Yum..I love when the yolk runs everywhere and blends into the perfect, rich, delicious sauce!
Now that's an easy idea! I never have 10 minutes to put out breakfast before Ryan races off to the bus!
I've never had this before, but my half Italian wife said this is delicious and even better when you cook the marinara with an Italian sausage. cheers!
I bet the egg was really tasty with the marinara.
Words Of Deliciousness says
This is a great breakfast idea. Fast and nutritional, I love that in a breakfast.
What a great idea! It looks delicious :), [email protected]Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters
Wow,I have never tried something like this for breakfast. Glad it was such a hit with your whole family.
Quay Po Cooks says
Mary, How are you? What beautiful blue and white dish you have there. I love it and love what it is holding:D
Big Dude says
When your blog came up, my son was standing nearby, saw the shot and said what have you put an egg on now – he was surprised to learn it wasn't mine – I'll have to try this.
I've never baked an egg for the same reason as you. I'm impatient with breakfast.
Becki's Whole Life says
I saw Mario Batali do this on The Chew and now you have convinced me I should try this. It's a pretty healthy breakfast, too! Would be good with some good bread to sop it up with. Also a good way to use up leftover sauce which I always have and seem to waste.